Lindsay claims she is the victim, Michael Lohan makes a beeline for the TV shows
Yesterday we learned that Lindsay Lohan‘s recent after curfew run-in with a Betty Ford staffer allegedly resulted in physical assault, putting Lindsay‘s freedom at risk if the judge overseeing her case determines that she has once again violated the terms of her probation. Today we get to hear from the Betty Ford staffer that alleges the assault (plus we get to see her alleged injuries) in an interview she gave to TMZ … an interview that resulted in her termination from the Betty Ford Center. More »
Photos and Video of the latest injury from 'Turn Off the Dark'
Last night we learned the shocking yet not altogether surprising news that an actor fell 30 feet and was injured during Monday night’s Broadway performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. As you may know, last night’s injury was the 4th of the show’s run … and the show hasn’t even officially opened yet. Today, photos and video footage of the failed stunt have come to light, making it seem more likely that the embattled musical production is just doomed to fail. More »
Who Hit Who?
Yesterday we learned the disheartening news that Lindsay Lohan reportedly threw a party where alcohol was served with a bunch of fellow rehabbers while in a Betty Ford Center Sober Living facility last week. Additionally, Lindsay reportedly visited a bar on the night of this party. Today TMZ is reporting that a female staffer at Betty Ford is alleging that L. Lo assaulted her after she returned from that bar … and she wants to move forward with charges. More »
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
Horror and Concern after an actor plunges 20 feet to the ground
Last Friday it was announced that the embattled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was pushing back (again) its official opening date to February 7, 2011 so that they could hammer out their on-going technical difficulties and today we learn more troubling news about the show. During tonight’s performance of the show, an actor fell 20 feet to the ground after the cable he was attached to either broke or became detached. The show had to be ended early so that emergency medical technicians could be brought in to treat the injured actor. More »
Green Thumb, Black & Blue Eye
Yesterday we saw photos of Hugh Jackman running out to pick up a couple cases of bottled beer for a BBQ that he was having back home down under in Australia. Today we get to see new photos of Hugh running an errand of a different sort the following day. Apparently, Hugh Jackman as taken up … gardening. More »
Posted under: Hugh Jackman
... and he almost loses an eye!
Last week we got to see some of the first photos of Oprah Winfrey‘s first visit to Australia ahead of a series of special episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show which are being taped there this week. Today’s show, which was taped yesterday in Oz, featured a guest appearance by famous Aussie Hugh Jackman. He thought it would be neat to drop in on Oprah by way of zip line … and he almost lost an eye in the process. Here are a few photos and the gory deets of his ill-fated stunt:
As far as entrances go, it was certainly a painful one. Action man Hugh Jackman was left with a bad cut under his eye after sliding down a cable from the top of the Sydney Opera House towards a giant outdoor stage where Oprah Winfrey was recording the second of her Australian shows. But the 42-year-old actor failed to stop, crashing into the stage’s light rigging and hurting his face. After being lowered from the 100-yard zip wire, paramedics rushed onto the stage to tend to him, with all the drama being captured live on television. One of the medics even gave him a hug as host Oprah rushed over, suspending her show while the X-Men star was treated. ‘I’m not 100 per cent, actually,’ he said as he struggled to free himself from the harness while dangling 30ft in the air. ‘I’ve hurt my eye – it’s not bad. I’m really sorry about this.’ As blood began to run down his cheek from a bad cut below his right eye, Oprah hurried across to him and called for aid. ‘Let’s take a break and get some ice,’ she said. No less than six paramedics took Jackman off the stage as he held a towel to his face.
D’oh! I mean … talk about embarrassing stunts. Poor Hugh. It’s bad enough that he had to injure himself on camera but to do so on one of the planet’s most popular talk shows which is getting even more attention due to the special nature of being taped in Australia … poor Hugh. Well, the embarrassment doesn’t end with mere photos. After the jump, check out video of Hugh‘s exciting yet painful stunt … More »
From bad to worse
OY! Things have not been going well for the newest castmember of The Real Housewives of NYC. Back in June we learned that Sonja Morgan got busted for drunk driving. Today we learn that she has been forced to file for bankruptcy. I guess them checks from Bravo TV ain’t cuttin’ it … Sonja is broke, y’all:
One of New York’s “Real Housewives,” Sonja Tremont-Morgan, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in Manhattan. Morgan, who joined the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” in its third season, listed $19.8 million in debt and $13.5 million in assets on her bankruptcy petition. “The decision to seek bankruptcy relief was not an easy one, but unfortunately, I am at a crossroads in my life,” Morgan said in court papers. She blamed her financial woes on a failed venture with Hannibal Pictures Inc. to make a movie starring John Travolta. That film was to be called “Fast Flash to Bang Time,” court papers said. Morgan said the movie never got off the ground because of “various conditions” that Travolta demanded and her production company, Sonja Productions, could not meet. Hannibal Pictures filed a lawsuit against Sonja Productions in California and won a $7 million judgment. Morgan said she wasn’t adequately represented at the trial and has filed an appeal. Morgan also pointed to her “bitter” and unresolved divorce from her husband, a man she described as “many years my senior and a descendant of J.P. Morgan and John Adams.” While she works to resolve these disputes and formulate a plan of reorganization, Morgan said she hopes to take preserve the value of her assets and continue her career as a television personality. She said her appearances on “Real Housewives” position her to pursue potentially lucrative endeavors, like writing a cookbook an developing a clothing line. On her website, Morgan says she’d be Andy Warhol’s muse today (if the artist were alive) and proclaims that her friends — royalty, fashion designers, celebrities, philanthropists, socialites and powerful bankers — “follow her to whatever venture she attaches herself and which city she finds herself” … Reached Wednesday, Morgan’s attorney and a Bravo representative declined comment.
While this news is sad, especially considering Sonja is a single mother, I am most disappointed by her DUI arrest last Summer. To be honest, Sonja is prolly my fave castmember on The Real Housewives of NYC but it’s getting really annoying that many of these “fabulously wealthy” people sign up for reality TV and then spend themselves broke right before our eyes. I honestly hope Sonja gets her affairs in order … as I said, I like her on the show. Mebbe she needs to do a little less spending a LOT less drunk driving and a little more reserved constraint in the fame department.
Posted under: Sonja Tremont-Morgan
Last weekend Mariah Carey performed live on stage in celebration of the LG Live at 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix and, as you may recall, took a bit of a tumble during her performance of Make It Happen. But, as you also may recall, we learned that Mimi laughed off the fall as it was happening and carried on with the rest of her performance without incident. This week, tho, Mariah returned home to SoCal and was photographed upon arrival at LAX Airport in a wheelchair … prompting the question … why? E! News has the deets:
Mariah Carey, you had us worried. You roll through LAX in a wheelchair yesterday and automatically we start thinking the worst about you and your, um, condition. So what gives? This is what rep Cindi Berger is telling E! News: “Mariah twisted her ankle in Singapore and should have packed more sensible shoes, but she doesn’t have any. I’m sending her a pair of flats today.” Phew. We know it’s wrong to make assumptions based on some suspicious photos but it’s good to hear Carey is going to be OK. Mariah, here’s to a speedy recovery from that darn twisted ankle.
Now, of course, I have no reason to DISBELIEVE what Mimi‘s press rep says … but I do think it is very convenient that MC suffered a “fall” last weekend because if she were trying to hide another reason for needing a wheelchair, it is very easy to mask that reason by blaming a sprained ankle. But, I’m really not trying to play conspiracy theorist … mebbe just a little Devil’s Advocate. Whatever the case may be for the need of a wheelchair, I hope Mariah is doing well no matter what is going on.
Posted under: Mariah Carey
Accidentally On Purpose?
Convicted lovebirds Paris Hilton and Cy Waits, who recently got themselves into a bit of trouble in Las Vegas on charges of drug possession and DUI, ventured out here in Hollywood last night to do whatever it is that these two do when they venture out in Hollywood. Near the end of their night, tho, things got a bit hairy … as the couple were involved in a hit and run accident after Waits allegedly purposely drove his car into a group of paparazzi photogs and ended up pinning one under his car:
Paris Hilton’s boyfriend was cited for hit-and-run last night … after he hit a photog with a Bentley and then just drove off. It all went down as paparazzi swarmed the car as Paris and Cy Waits left Boa in West Hollywood. The posse of paparazzi was all over the car, when suddenly Cy accelerated, knocking a photog down. The couple took off after the hit and the photog called the cops. Paramedics were also called and took the female photog to a local hospital. We’re told at some point later, Cy came back, sans Paris, and spoke with police. Law enforcement sources tell us Cy was cited for hit and run, then allowed to leave. And get this … sources say Paris is saying, “The pap is making up injuries.”
You’d think that the years that Paris Hilton has been courting the paparazzi would teach her how to handle situations like this … but, clearly, she don’t learn so quick. You know, it’s lucky that Paris wasn’t driving the car … can you imagine if she had been arrested? I understand that traffic citations don’t count in terms of her plea bargain but if she gets arrested — for anything at all — she immediately goes to jail in LV. Tsk Tsk. My guess is that Waits will end up getting some small fine for this accident … but the photographer who was injured may decide to sue for injuries. Alas, just another Wednesday night in Hollywood.
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
Posted under: Cy Waits, Paris Hilton
Sick and Tired
Last Wednesday we learned that Wyclef Jean finally decided to throw in the towel and end his run for the Haitian presidency. Today we learn that poor Wyclef has been hospitalized due to “stress” and “fatigue” … yikes!
Following an unsuccessful bid for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized in New Jersey for “stress and fatigue.” The news was posted on Twitter by Haitian organization AFaceAFace last night (Sept. 26) and later confirmed on the former Fugee star’s Twitter account. According to HaitianBeatz.com, Jean has been suffering from severe headaches for weeks, which became so unbearable that the singer forced himself to check into a hospital. “He has been following a very heavy schedule, that has taken him to Europe twice, Asia and Africa, at the same time he’s working to finish his upcoming album and he has been meeting with a few head of States during the General Assembly Session at the U.N.,” says a source close to Jean.
Ugh … it really sounds like the stress he has been enduring for the past few months has finally taken its toll. To me, this is just another indication that Wyclef Jean was in no condition to make a serious run for political office. If the “stress” and “fatigue” of just trying to get on the election ticket was enough to put him in the hospital, I fear to think what the real stress and fatigue of running an entire country might do to him. Here’s hoping Clef just spends as much time recuperating as possible. His strengths lie in the world of music, he needs to recover so he can get back to do what he does best.
Posted under: Wyclef Jean